The assistant director of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy announced this week he will retire amid pressure from a lawmaker concerning complaints the administrator made inappropriate comments to female students and co-workers.
The Iowa Senate voted Monday to approve a $986 million education budget for fiscal 2015 that would cover a tuition freeze at state universities, fund K-12 education reforms with $49 million and boost operating money for community colleges by $8 mi [...]
Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he is standing by a top administrator who told lawmakers no extra “hush money” was paid to laid-off state employees to buy their silence concerning settlement agreements as part of a state agency’s reorganization. [...]
The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission came to Cedar Rapids on Thursday, visited the site of the proposed Cedar Crossing Casino and then listened to some four hours of public comment for and against the p [...]
A Democratic state senator on Wednesday asked Republican Gov. Terry Branstad to provide specifics on incidents of elder abuse, child abuse and sexual misconduct involving state employees that the governor cited in comments to reporters earlier in [...]
As his Senate counterparts prepared to hear from former state employees who were offered “hush money” to sign secret settlements ending their employment with the state, House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Kevin Koester said it’s more imp [...]
Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley apologized Tuesday for comments at a fundraiser at a Texas law firm in which he said if Republicans took control of the Senate, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, a “farmer from Iowa who never went to law school,” wou [...]
Prospects of raising more revenue for Iowa’s transportation infrastructure this year seemed to have dimmed, according to Iowa legislative leaders who said Thursday there has been little movement toward forming the kind of broad, bipartisan support [...]